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Women's Strawweight Division

Not Fighting

"Quiet Storm"

Randa Markos

Women's Strawweight Division

11-12-1 (W-L-D)

4

Wins by Submission

22

Wins by Decision

Randa Markos

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Randa Markos's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Not Fighting
Hometown
Baghdad, Iraq
Trains at
Michigan Top Team
Age
36
Height
64.00
Weight
115.00
Octagon Debut
Dec. 12, 2014
Reach
63.50
Leg reach
39.00

Fighter Facts

  • Team Pettis on TUF 20
     
  • Had 7-1 amateur record
     
  • Pro since 2012
     
  • Four wins by submission (4 armbar)
     
  • 4-6-1 in her last 11 bouts
     
  • Three first round finishes
     
  • Lone pre-TUF 20 loss was to TUF 20 castmate Justine Kish in January of 2014

 

UFC History

UFC Fight Night (10/23/21) Markos won a three round unanimous decision over Livinha Souza
UFC Fight Night (5/1/21) Markos lost her bout against Luana Pinheiro via disqualification (illegal upkick) at 4:16 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (11/14/20) Markos lost a three round unanimous decision to Kanako Murata
UFC Fight Night (9/19/20) Markos was submitted by Mackenzie Dern via armbar at 3:44 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (3/14/20) Markos lost a three round unanimous decision to Amanda Ribas
UFC Fight Night (10/26/19) Markos won a three round split decision over Ashley Yoder
UFC 239 (7/6/19) Markos lost a three round unanimous decision to Claudia Gadelha
UFC Fight Night (3/23/19) Markos submitted Angela Hill via armbar at 4:24 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (9/22/18) Markos fought to a three round draw with Marina Rodriguez
UFC on FOX (7/28/18) Markos lost a three round unanimous decision to Nina Ansaroff
UFC on FOX (1/27/18) Markos won a three round unanimous decision over Juliana Lima
UFC Fight Night (8/5/17) Markos lost a three round split decision to Alexa Grasso
UFC Fight Night (2/19/17) Markos won a three round split decision over Carla Esparza
UFC 202 (8/20/16) Markos was submitted by Cortney Casey via armbar at 4:34 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (6/18/16) Markos won a three round unanimous decision over Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger
UFC on FOX (12/19/15) Markos lost a three round unanimous decision to Karolina Kowalkiewicz
UFC 186 (4/25/15) Markos won a three round unanimous decision over Aisling Daly
TUF 20 Finale (12/12/14) Markos lost a three round split decision to Jessica Penne

The Ultimate Fighter, Season 20
On episode 12 (semifinals), Markos was submitted by Rose Namajunas via Kimura at 2:45 of the first round
On episode nine (quarterfinals), Markos submitted Felice Herrig via armbar at 2:14 of the first round
On episode one, Markos won a three round decision over Tecia Torres

 

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I was 22 or 23 years old. I loved wrestling but couldn’t continue on with it, so fighting was a second chance for me to take something I love as far as I can.
What ranks and titles have you held? #1 at 115lbs in WMMA in Canada, Ontario Open Absolute Title Belt, Joslins No Gi Title, Grappler’s Quest Title, National Wrestling Bronze Medal
Do you have any heroes? My mom is my hero.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting for the UFC is a dream come true. I am a hard worker who never had a break, and it goes to show you that as long as you believe in yourself and keep following your dreams, even your craziest dreams can come true. Being in the UFC is my dream but I have a much bigger one now and that is having that belt around my waist.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I attended Trios College and earned my Pharmacy Assistant Diploma.
What was your job before you started fighting? Pharmacy Assistant
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? I won my first pro title on March 8, 2014. I was crowned the first ever 115lbs WMMA champion in Canada.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple belt in BJJ
Favorite grappling technique: Passing to side control, and laying heavy.
Favorite Striking technique: I love working my jab, an underutilized technique still today in MMA, in my opinion.